Ginger Rhubarb Muffins Recipe

Heather Tullos | Sugar Dish Me

Ginger Rhubarb Muffins are exactly what you want to make with this season's rhubarb. Hurry before it goes away!

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We are fortunate to be able to access all sorts of fruits and vegetables all year round. I take full advantage of the greenhouse strawberries available in November (the proof is in these strawberry cheesecake bars with pretzel crust) and the summer squash that is sold in March. But fruits and vegetables always taste better when they are local and in season, and there are a few things you’ll actually be hard-pressed to find any other time of year.

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Rhubarb is one of those things.

Which is why you should get in a great big ‘ol hurry to make these ginger rhubarb muffins.

Most of the time when I spy pretty pink rhubarb it ends up in my strawberry rhubarb hand pies. But I wanted to play around with the sweet tartness with something sort of spicy and different. I decided on crystallized ginger. The fragrance of the ginger in these muffins works so well with the earthiness of the whole wheat flour. The rhubarb is tender and adds moisture -- just like when you bake with zucchini or carrots. Who could resist that?!

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The flavor here is interesting and different and puts a whole new spin on some of my favorite spring produce.

These muffins with ginger and rhubarb make for an awesome little breakfast, a pretty addition to the brunch table, or a hearty afternoon snack.

You guys know as much as I love breakfast, I do love a good snack. Especially with a glass of iced tea or cup of hot tea, depending on the day. These muffins would easily go with either.

If you grab a big bunch of spring rhubarb, be sure to also try this rhubarb jam recipe. And if muffins are what you like, then these lemon ricotta muffins should be on your to-make list!

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Ginger Rhubarb Muffins Recipe

    18 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Candied Ginger, Finely chopped
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Rhubarb, Fresh, chopped into smail 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Turbinado Sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a standard muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and crystallized ginger and mix for about a minute, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk, mixing between each addition, starting and ending with the flour.
  5. Spoon the batter into each of the prepared muffin cups, filling them to about 3/4 full.
  6. Sprinkle a little of the turbinado sugar over the batter and bake for 25 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan and serving.


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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 18 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 49
Calories 209

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 111mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 19g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

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Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!

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